OAC E-News – February 1, 2018

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E-News for February 1, 2018  
 

 

 

 

The Manager’s Corner – William Ferretti

 
As previously advertised, the Club is hosting two educational events featuring the Garmin presentation on February 7th and Ross Kessler on February 22nd. If you plan to attend, please let the Club know ASAP as each event will be preceded by a light supper. (Please see details below of each event).

This past weekend Bob Lewis conducted a fly tying workshop.  It was a well attended event and enjoyed by all.  A few photos to share.

 

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This past weekend I received a call from Bruce Cunningham asking if I saw the article in the Cape Cod Times entitled “Massachusetts mismanages the wild striped bass fishery.” The article appeared in the January 27th edition, page 8a, Ideas & Opinion section.  Bruce thought it would make some interesting reading for our members. A reprint of the article is below.

 
Massachusetts mismanages the wild striped bass fishery 
By Dean Clark  
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at 3:00 AM Updated Jan 27, 2018 at 7:22 AM

According to federal data, the recreational wild striped bass fishery in Massachusetts has been trending downward for 17 years. Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Pennsylvania recognize the economic benefits of managing stripers for their greater value as a recreational species and have banned fishing for them commercially.

Recent NOAA data reveals that: a) recreational striped bass fishing in Massachusetts and our commercial scallop fishery are our two most valuable marine industries; b) recreational striped bass fishing is more economically valuable to Massachusetts than all our other commercial fin-fisheries combined; c) the value of the commercial striped bass fishery represents less than one half of one percent of all our commercial fin-fisheries.

Conclusion: Recreational striped bass fishing has a much greater impact on our overall economy than most people realize, and that current management’s commercial priorities are misdirected.

The key point that is so often overlooked in this discussion is not who kills the fish but rather what goal and purpose is the fishery being managed for. This is not an allocation debate; it is a management policy debate.

There is a striped bass management bill (H466) currently under consideration in the Legislature that will establish new management goals requiring that the wild striped bass fishery be managed for its greatest economic value. Doing so would, over time, make wild stripers a recreational-only game species through the gradual attrition of commercial permits. Managing wild striped bass as a game species in Massachusetts, according to NOAA data, could help us restore our once $1 billion annual recreational striper fishing industry and generate up to 4,000 new jobs. This is serious business especially for our coastal economies. We should not be ignoring it or pretending that all is well.

This bill, unlike similar bills before it, allows qualifying commercial fishermen to continue harvesting stripers while eliminating those permit holders who are recreational fishermen pretending to be commercial fishermen — “recromercials” — that are taking personal advantage of a broken system.

In 2005, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries wrote in its newsletter that “… the commercial (striped bass) fishery attracts thousands of participants lured by the idea of subsidizing an expensive hobby.”

This striper bill protects the legitimate commercial fisherman and winnows out the “recromercials” that are buying commercial permits to support their recreational fishing habits and to avoid having to comply with more restrictive recreational regulations.

The Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission (MMFAC) sets the rules and regulations for stripers and other fish stocks within state marine waters. Seven of the nine members of the MMFAC have vested financial interests in commercial fishing. Prior to and under their commercially biased control, many of our fisheries, including wild striped bass, have been degraded primarily due to regulated over-harvesting.

In Massachusetts, over 300 years ago, there were hundreds of times more stripers than today and many individual fish were recorded to be in excess of 100 pounds. About 150 years ago, Massachusetts was the epicenter for large striped bass fishing. Many 80-pound-plus fish were documented and, consequently, the Cape and Islands became major tourist attractions creating an entirely new and welcomed economic industry. Even 50 years ago, a 65- or 70-pound bass would get your name in the paper,  while today, because of permitted degradation, a 50-pound striper is a headliner.

We should not be fooled or become complacent with this new diminished norm that is fueled by misleading declarations of having “a fully recovered fishery.” It’s not true and it’s unacceptable.

In fact, according to NOAA data, because of the decline in the recreational striped bass fishery, Massachusetts has lost more than $300 million to $400 million in annual economic activity and hundreds of jobs each year since 2003. Wild striped bass in Massachusetts are regulated to benefit commercial harvesting, not to support the more economically valuable recreational fishery.

If wild striped bass and the economically valuable recreational striped bass fishery are to be protected and saved from ongoing, commercially sourced temptations, then management objectives need to be redefined by the Legislature. This bipartisan bill does that by establishing new policy goals for the MMFAC to implement.

It creates a policy initiative redirecting regulators to manage this limited, valuable species for its greatest financial value to the public and the commonwealth. Doing so will create a robust fishery, regenerate lost jobs and a return to the billion-dollar recreationally based fishing industry we all once enjoyed and hopefully will regain.

Dean Clark of Marstons Mills and Shrewsbury is on the board of directors of Stripers Forever, a national nonprofit conservation group, and co-chairman of the Massachusetts chapter of Stripers Forever.

http://www.capecodtimes.com/opinion/20180127/massachusetts-mismanages-wild-striped-bass-fishery

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While on the topic of fishing, does your license need renewal or are you in need of a new license? (honestly, I did not even know that salt water fishing required a license) Anyway, follow this link for all license needs and questions (on line renewals/applications, costs, locations.)

 

http://recreationallicenses.org/c/fishing/sc/general-information/massachusetts.html




  UPCOMING EVENTS   


   

 

 
 

SUPER BOWL LII  
( 52-where have all the years gone?!) is scheduled for February 4th. Though nothing formal is planned, the Club will be open.  Watch all the action on our new,BIG screen TV.  Bring chips and finger food and your favorite drink/s.  

 

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Marine Electronics 101
Wednesday February 7, 2018
Dinner @ 6 p.m.
Prepared by Dave Ryan ($10/person) 
 
If you’re thinking about upgrading your electronics or you just want to learn more about using what you have,
this seminar will be one you won’t want to miss.
 
Bring your questions, bring your problems, bring yourself and bring a friend.
 
This will be an informal evening of learning about marine electronics products and new technology that can make
your fishing more productive and your navigation safer.
 
Topics will range from reading sonar, to using radar to finding birds and ‘seeing’ storms coming over the horizon.
 
Learn how to make your own fishing charts and find out about the different types of the fish finders and charting technology.
 
The above are just a few of the topics that will be covered.
 
Regional Training Specialist John Anderson from Garmin will be hosting this event.
 
Please RSVP by February 2, 2018 
 
      
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

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Ross Kessler
February 22, 2018
 Dinner @ 6PM
Clam chowder & salad ($10/person) 
 

In 2009 when the state enacted a salt water fishing license the law was met with a lot of skepticism from the angling public.  Where would this money go? Was it another money grab from the state? These were some of the questions that were asked.  Fortunately, there are groups like the Massachusetts Sportsmen’s Council that went to bat for their constituents.  The Sportsmen’s Council  went to the State House lobbied for and received a line in the Salt Water Fishing License law dedicating a full third of all money raised to be dedicated to public access.  Tonight’s talk will discuss how we choose projects, what has been accomplished so far, and what we are planning for the future.

Ross K. Kessler
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Public Access Coordinator
1213 Purchase St.
New Bedford MA, 02740  

 
Please RSVP by February 19, 2018 
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For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com

Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 
 

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OAC E-News – January 10, 2017

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E-News for January 10, 2018  
 

 

 

The Manager’s Corner – William Ferretti
 
A new year deserves a new look!  Thanks to E.J. Jaxtimer and his team the clubhouse has never looked better.  Beautiful wainscoting is in the process of being installed as well as a new cabinet to house our large party tables.  
 
Speaking of the Jaxtimers, while many of us were shoveling and freezing, others enjoyed a weekend of fishing in Pirates Cove, Florida. Please see photo below of Team Thresher.
   
 
Getting cabin fever?  There is a Fishing & Hunting Show in Hartford, CT April 6-8, 2018. See bulletin below.
 
 
 
Received today an email from NOAA Fisheries.  A copy is shown below. Click on the link and learn all about the key role  fishermen play in fisheries research.   
 
 
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS  
 
SUPER BOWL LII ( 52-where have all the years gone?!) is scheduled for February 4th. Though nothing formal is planned, the Club will be open.  Watch all the action on our new, BIG screen TV.  Bring chips and finger food and your favorite drink/s.  

      

 

For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com
Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 

 

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OAC E-News – December 21, 2017

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E-News for December 20, 2017  
 

 

The Manager’s Corner – William Ferretti
A very Merry Christmas to all members and  families. And, a Happy and Healthy New Year to all- 2018 promises to be an exciting year. 
 
Several weeks ago the Club hosted the Childrens’ Christmas Party (thank you GW Bridge and your girls for helping to set up) which was a very big hit. Santa arrived by Tug at dusk in fog. The children cheered Santa from the deck.  I could go on about the event, but please see the pictures below and  you’ll see why it was so well attended.
 
Last week was the Club’s annual Holiday Party which was held this year at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. We thank the Maritime Museum for opening its doors to OAC.  A visit to the museum with the family would make a fun, winter outing.
   
Cold, bleak winter is upon us, and to think about warmer days you might be interested in The Fly Fishing Show January 19-21, 2018.  Please see a copy of the brochure below or visit flyfishingshow.com
 
 
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For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com
Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 

 

OAC E-News – December 6, 2017

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E-News for December 6, 2017  
 
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The Manager’s Corner – William Ferretti
The month of December continues to be full of holiday spirit and celebration for all. GW Bridge has pulled out all the stops this year for the Youth Christmas Party, and we anticipate an excellent turnout. Still not too late to call family and friends. The Holiday Party to be held at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum will be a lot of fun at a very interesting venue. Please see articles below for the Youth Christmas Party (December 9th) and the Holiday Party (December 14th ) to be held at the Maritime Museum in Hyannis.
 
Need a Christmas gift idea? Andy Little at Powderhorn Outfitters has worked with East Coast Trophy to have the OAC logo engraved on a 20 oz. Yeti tumbler. Cost is $40 which includes the logo. Please contact the Manager before December 12th if interested. Please see photo below.    
 

 

    

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UPCOMING EVENTS 
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Youth CHRISTMAS PARTY 
 
December 9, 2017
3:30-5:30 
A very special event this year! OAC is happy to have the Barn Babies-traveling petting zoo
   To learn more about Barn Babies, please follow this link   https://www.barnbabies.com 
 
Along with pizza, cookies and most importantly- SANTA!
 
All children, grandchildren and children of prospective members are welcome.
 
And, we have it on special authority that Santa will be not be using his traditional sleigh, but will be arriving via water-sleigh!
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The OAC Board is pleased to announce a
HOLIDAY PARTY
To be held at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum
135 South Street
Hyannis, MA
 in association with Osterville Rotary Club
Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:00-8:00pm
Details as follows:
Raffle tickets will be sold (hopefully all will purchase as there is no admission fee) and as previously announced the proceeds will be shared equally by the Cape Cod Maritime Museum (as they have graciously allowed us to use their facility at no charge) and the OAC Scholarship Fund (and you will be automatically be entered in the club raffle for the TV). Details of the items to be raffled will be published in next week’s E-News.
This is a BYOB event, the Club has arranged for appetizers and Dave Ryan, our member, is providing the Raw Bar- thank you Dave!
Please RSVP by December 12, 2017

 

For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com
Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 

 

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OAC E-News – November 17, 2017

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E-News for November 17, 2017  
 
 
The Manager’s Corner – William Ferretti
   Thank you for your very warm welcome; I enjoyed Awards Night 2017 and look forward to meeting all members.  My goal is quite straight forward: to help you make your club  everything you hope  and want your club to be. My door will always be open – stop by to say hello, brainstorm ideas or even trade tales of the one that got away!
   This past weekend I read about the Boatbuilders Show to be held at the Resort and Conference Center, 35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, February 2nd-4th. Might be a great way to escape the winter cold and dream about boating.  Beautifully crafted boats are to be on display.  
 
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More photos of the very successful and fun Awards Night of 2017
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
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UPCOMING EVENTS 
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Youth CHRISTMAS PARTY 
 
December 9, 2017
3:30-5:30 
A very special event this year! OAC is happy to have the Barn Babies-traveling petting zoo
   
 
Along with pizza, cookies and most importantly- SANTA!
 
Please RSVP by December 1, 2017 
 
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The OAC Board is pleased to announce a
HOLIDAY PARTY
To be held at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum
135 South Street
Hyannis, MA
 in association with Osterville Rotary Club
On Thursday, December 14, 2017
Save the date-details to follow
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Please note that maintenance is scheduled for December 1, 2017 to defrost and clean the freezer and beverage cooler.  All unclaimed open wine bottles will be discarded as well as all frozen food in the freezer.  

 

For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com
Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 

 

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OAC E-News – October 26, 2017

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E-News for October 26, 2017 
OAC BOD member Ian Crowley and his dad, Jim Crowley, managed this nice bluefin this past weekend.  The tuna fell for a live mackerel.  Nice Fish!
The Youth Halloween Party scheduled for this Saturday has been CANCELLED due to low attendance.
 
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Please email Kendra some pictures of your great catches and time on the water from 2017 for the awards night slide show
 
Awards Night & OAC Annual Meeting
 Saturday, November 4th at 6pm
Dinner will be catered by the
Chart Room at Crosby’s

  

$20/person
  
Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 31st to 508-420-4336 or

 

For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com
Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 

 

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OAC E-News – October 12, 2017

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E-News for October 12, 2017 

 

OAC Derby 2017 – the club derby ends this Saturday, October 14th.  All weigh ins must be reported by 6pm  

 

 

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Youth Halloween Party @ the OAC
Saturday, October 28th 
  
5:00 – 8:00pm
  
Pizza, games and goody bags!
  
Costumes encouraged for all attending!
  
 Please RSVP by October 15th to  
G.W. Bridge at 774-283-2376 

  

Hosted by the Bridge and Clay Families    
  

 

For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com
Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 

 

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OAC E-News – October 3, 2017

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E-News for October 3, 2017 

Richard B Sellars One Day Bass Tournament Results 
   This past Saturday we held the final OAC Tournament for the 2017 season.  There were a couple boats close in total Sellars captains points and the winner will be announced at our annual awards night, Saturday, November 4th.  Here are the results from the One Day Bass: 
 
Striped Bass
 
Bob Lewis  22 lbs  Seacure
Rich Haskell  21.85 lbs  Seacure
Charlie Richmond  17.80 lbs  Seacure
 
               
Sellars Points Awarded
Charlie Richmond on Seacure 21 
 
 
 
OAC Derby 
Less then two weeks to go in the OAC club derby.  All weigh ins must be received by 6pm on Saturday, October 14th.  The current leaders are as follows: 
 

Adult

Henry O’Shaughnessy Jr. – 47
Sam Jaxtimer – 37
JR Magee – 25
  
Youth
Michael O’Shaughnessy – 82
Tyler Walantis – 16
Shay Bridge – 6 
   

For complete Derby results,  

  

  
   
Youth Halloween Party @ the OAC
Saturday, October 28th 
  
5:00 – 8:00pm
  
Pizza, games and goody bags!
  
Costumes encouraged for all attending!
  
 Please RSVP by October 15th to  
G.W. Bridge at 774-283-2376 

  

Hosted by the Bridge and Clay Families    
  

 

For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com
Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 

 

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OAC E-News – September 12, 2017

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E-News for September 12, 2017 

OAC Derby
 

    This past week JR Magee and Richard Trifone had what they described as an “epic day” albie fishing.  Sam Jaxtimer, Charlie Richmond, George Noonan, Rich & RJ Haskell, Jon Hagenstein and Michael Singer have also been out catching alblies.   As always, there will be a slam award for the OAC angler that weighs the biggest combo of : albie, bonito, bass and blue caught during the MV Derby dates, which started this past Sunday. (9/10-10/14).  The OAC Derby ends same day as the MV Derby.  For complete derby results, check out the following link:

    

  
Candidates for the OAC 2017 Board of Directors Election  
The OAC Board of Directors is comprised of 11 members who meet once a month on Monday evenings to keep our Club running smoothly.
  

A U.S. mail election is held each October, with ballots mailed to members on October 1st.  To run for one of the available Board member openings please contact the Club or email a photo and 2-3 paragraph bio to oac@ostervilleanglersclub.com 

 

    
Richard B Sellars One Day Bass Tournament
Saturday, September 23rd 
Captain’s meeting Friday, September 22nd @ 6:00 pm
  Fishing hours 6:00 am – 2:00 pm
Weigh in 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

   

More info to follow 

 

For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com
Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 

 

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OAC E-News | Aug 22, 2017

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E-News for August 22, 2017 

2017 OAC Derby Tournament
 

This past week end we had our annual one day derby tournament.  Of course the derby is a season long competition, but our one day event is a chance to do something a little different.  Several boats went offshore.  Team Thresher caught a number of large blue sharks, but nothing to bring back to the scale.  The Gaelic Wake also caught a number of blue sharks, but also managed a nice 112 lb mako.  Henry Jr. landed the mako and also picked up the top two bonito for the day at 5.8 and 6.05 lbs.  These fish scored some good points and Henry Jr. now has the 2nd place mako and 2nd and 3rd place bonito, which gives him the first place spot overall in the derby with 42 points.  His younger brother Michael is dominating the youth division with 67 points.  Frank Torbey and George Scheppler caught some nice bass and blues, including a 13.70 lb chopper, caught by a friend on board.  There were many other bonito caught south of MV and Nantucket including some caught by Art Hughes, Charlie Richmond, Steve Bunnell, Rob Miller and Bruce Cunningham.  Thanks to Fran Clay for organizing the nice dinner Saturday night and Bob Clay, Anne Marie & Steve Tenaglia and Kathy Low for helping.  There were 35+ members attending with food from the Chart Room.  For current derby standings, click on the following link:  OAC Derby Leaderboard   

 

For more information, please visit www.ostervilleanglersclub.com
Osterville Anglers Club
PO Box 395  Osterville, MA  02655
508-420-4336

Club Office Hours:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
8:30am – 3:00pm 

 

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